How do I explore files & folders in OS X? ...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cmeisenzahl, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

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    Just switching from Windows 7 to a new Mac Mini w/ Mountain Lion.

    In Windows I'm used to using the Windows Explorer to navigate folders and files manually all the time. What's the equivalent in OS X?

    Also, when I had a Mac some years ago the internal hard drive was mounted on my desktop, but I don't see that now?

    Thanks in advance,
    Chris
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

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    Click your desktop to activate the Finder
    Up in the left on the Menu Bar go...
    Finder-> Preferences -> General
    You can select to show your HD on your desktop

    You use the Finder to navigate your folders and files
     
  3. cmeisenzahl thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ahh, perfect, thanks!!!
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Finder (icon located on left side of your Dock.)

    This may be useful:

    Helpful Information for Any Mac User
     
  5. cmeisenzahl thread starter macrumors 6502

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